Established in 1985...R.E.A.L Garments has grown to a capacity of 2 million (75% pants, 25% tops) pieces of garments per annum with a workforce of 1,200 employees (to date: 70% locals, 30% ex-pats).
Minimum orders Yassine El Keef specifies 1,018 pieces as per his break-even calculation. “Of course up to 10,000 pieces and more.” Despite full capacity utilization, one is open for new clients, however with a current lead time of six months. “We will need three months for operator recruitment and training according to our standards.”
Owner Latiff Akhtar prefers to not disclose revenue figures to us. Only this much: after constant development in the years 2017 to 2019 at Real Garments Mauritius, a pandemic-related slump of 25 percent had to be coped with in 2020 – with a total of four months of operation shutdown due to mandatory lockdowns. Already in the following year, the company was back to normal, could generate growth of 10 percent in 2022, and plans to increase by 23 percent in 2023. yh-f